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Helping Men Get Help is a unique course that’s been designed for professionals who want to help more men and boys access public services and social projects. Designed and presenting by leading UK Men’s Health Consultant Glen Poole.

The course is designed for service providers in areas such as health promotion, parenting, education, social work, mental health, support groups, community workers and youth workers. The course if for anyone concerned with helping men and boys get better access to and outcomes from their existing services, or anyone interested in developing new services and projects for men and boys.

What are the aims of HELPING MEN GET HELP
To leave you with a broad understanding of the barriers men and boys face and give you the skills and knowledge you need to help men and boys overcome these barriers and access the services and projects you run.

What will you learn on the course?

·         How to make a compelling case for targeting your work at men and boys

·         The latest evidence on the barriers that men and boys face

·         A range of tried and tested approaches from around the world

·         How to assess how inclusive and male friendly your service is

·         How to develop an action plan for including men and boys

Key Course Content:

Why focus on men and boys? In this session we explore the case for focussing on men and boys as a distinct group and give you the knowledge and confidence you need to take action in this area. You’ll learn how to make a compelling case for targeting men and boys. 

Helping men get help. In this session we look at the latest evidence on the barriers that men and boys face to accessing services and begin to consider how this applies to your service.

What works and why it works.  In this session we draw on real life examples from around the world of services that have radically improved men and boys access to local services. Here we help you to identify what these projects have in common and how you apply the lessons learnt to your service.

Planning for success. In the final session we consider how you can to apply what you have learnt to your service or project. We give you a step by step action plan to help you assess how ‘male friendly’ your service is and help you identify the actions you can take to help men and boys get betting access to and outcomes from your services.


Glen Poole is touring Australia for six months. He is an energetic voice in the world of gender equality having founded and hosted the UK National Conference for Men and Boys, is a lead co-ordinator for International Men’s Day in the UK and globally and runs the consultancy Helping Men.

Glen is committed to building a dynamic global network of professionals and experts to spread best practice and help tackle the major gender inequalities that men and boys experience including lower life expectancy, high male suicide rates and violence against men and boys.

He combines frontline practitioner work with research, consultancy, journalism and the development of gender theories that are more inclusive of men and boys. He is author of the books “Equality For Men” and “Your Masculinity Rules”.

For more information about about Glen visit his website here

PARRAMATTA  Friday November 20
Holiday Inn, 18 – 40 Anderson Street, Parramatta

MELBOURNE Tuesday November 24
Vibe Savoy Hotel, 630 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

WOLLONGONG Wednesday Dec 2
 Adina Apartment Hotel, Wollongong

NEWCASTLE,  Friday December 4
Travelodge Hotel, King Street, Newcastle

DEVONPORT, Thursday November 26
 The Salvation Army, 166 William Street, Devonport

All Programs run from 9.30 – 4 pm


$260 for one day of training, resources, refreshments and plus 3 month follow up support with your program, project or resource development.  There is an EARLY BIRD RATE of $240 if registration is paid three prior to the training date.
To register email
training@menshealthservices.com.au or phone 0417 772 390 for more information.

A Humanistic Buddhism Approach


Saturday November 7, 10 am - 4 pm

ACON 414 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, Sydney

Is it the time to find more meaning in your life?

Perhaps you’ve been time poor and now you have plenty of time and wonder what to do with it?

What is actually important to you? What do you need to do?  Do you know what your life purposes are?

Are you longing to free yourself from self-doubt and negative self-belief?

Do you want to feel more passionate about life and more powerful in your approach to life?

Do you want to learn more about compassion, mindfulness and meditation?

This new one day program provides a
safe space to spend some time with like minded men defining what it means to be a man today and learning some new skills to help us to  plan for a more meaningful, happy and contented life.

The program will cover:

·         Overview of Humanistic Buddhism

·         Finding our sense of purpose and the role of compassion

·         An introduction to meditation and mindfulness

·         Better ways of living and coping with difficulties and illness should they arise

·         How we can find tune our goals and find more support for any changes we make

COST $100 | Low Income $60  You receive resources, tea, coffee and juices and lunch.
To register email greg@menshealthservices.com.au  or phone txt 0417 772 390 for more information.

To have a MEANING FOR MEN program delivered in your area email 
programs@menshealthservices.com.au or ring 0417 772 390

The following training programs can be delivered to suit your individual needs.

Effective Ways of Engaging Men

Effective Men's Health Promotion

Effective Men's Group Programs

Emotional Management for Men

BEATING THE BLUES helping men manage depression and anxiety

Men's Sexual Health & Wellbeing Training

Working with men affected by violence

Men's Event Management Training

Community Services Training:

Community Event Management

Community Consultation

Community Fundraising

Community Marketing

Forming and maintaining partnerships in community work


This totally new improved training program presents a range of strategies and a model for working more effectively with men and  takes participants through the process of designing, implementing and evaluating men's health promotion programs, services and resources. There is time during the training  to work on a  program, service or resource of your design which you can implement in your local community or workplace.

There is also extensive new learning on forming, developing and maintaining partnerships in men's health work. This is a more 'hands on' day, with more small group work and participants develop a deeper understanding of health promotion practice.


This program provides you with skills, knowledge and group practice in how to run successful group programs for men. You need to have groupwork training or experience in running groups and a willingness to learn more about what men need and how you can deliver. The program is designed to suit your needs and can provide you with support in developing new group work programs, reviewing your existing programs or evaluating the effectiveness of group work practice in your organistion.

Training program goals can include:

  • developing new programs for new target groups
  • designing, implementing and evaluating socio-educational groups
  • designing and providing peer leader training for volunteers working with men
  • reviewing exisiting group programs you provide
  • marketing your programs more effectively
  • helping you to design policy and procedures for group programs in your organisation


In Australia today up to one in three victims of family violence are male. While many services have quite rightly been established over the past three decades to support female victims of family violence, the needs of male victims remain largely unmet.

The issue of men affected by violence in intimate relationships has been reported for many years and now workers in the domestic violence, community and family relationship sectors are acknowledging this problem and seeking out training for their workers. This training program is for health, welfare and community workers and provides information, strategies and a model for working with men affected by violence in their relationships.

Training program includes:
Background to the problem and context violence and abuse occurs in |The affect of domestic violence on a person - what’s different for men | Strategies for working with men from a strengths based perspective | A model for working with men affected by violence | Building services for male victims of DV into your agency – what you need to consider | Promoting work with male victims of DV


"You provide easy to use strategies, and practical ways to change my practice that I can implement straight away"

“I liked the way you engaged with all of us individually over the two days. It has given me a really fresh way of looking at the way I

work with men. Many thanks for providing an exciting and stimulating training course, the best I’ve ever been to!!”

“I thought the program was right on target, well balanced and very helpful for women who work with men. The information supplied

was much more than you normally get from training sessions I’ve been to.”

"Great training day and very generous with providing lots of easy to use resources and articles of interest for my work with men."

training@menshealthservices.com.au or phone 0417 772 390 to register for current programs or for information on training programs.

wellmale men's health & wellbeing program
Learn more about how you can improve and maintain good health and lead a longer and more enriched life.

You will discover through information provided and discussion based on shared experiences how to:

  • look after your health and wellbeing more effectively with the right information
  • communicate better with your friends, family and partners
  • handle stress more effectively, relax more and focus on the most important things in life
  • manage difficult emotions positively when they arise
  • manage changes in your life and deal better with work/life balance
  • build a personal long term health maintenance plan

wellmale provides you with an opportunity to gain insights into the issues and challenges common to all men around masculinity, relationships, emotions, sexual health, intimacy and much more.

The program is provided in a strengths based model that addresses the key factors in our world that affect male health and wellbeing. Open to men of all ages and backgrounds.

To have this program delivered in your area or to have a specific program developed to meet the needs of men you work with contact Greg on 0417 772390 or email greg@men'shealthservices.com.au  


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